Project Info

Team Name

JNA Mobile

Team Members

1 member with an unpublished profile.

Project Description

When visualisations are removed from the real world, for example when shared on FaceBook or Linked in, there's danger that they become an amusement, sometimes trivialising what could be serious and impactful content.

In other cases information is simply hard to find when and where you need it.

GoGoViz addresses both these issue by using AR and GeoLocation technology to situate information and visualisations in the real world.

There are several examples included in the video such as finding heritage locations visually and translating information about them in to one of over fifty languages available.

The application also provides a unique way to enable story-telling by letting users to create, and share their their own visualisations which can then be viewed and interacted with by other users.


Pretty much everything in the video is real and working on the device... although with plenty of hacks and bandages. Please don't judge the code quality :)

Front end includes working: AR, GeoLocation, Maps and Translation.

Back end includes working REST API for querying data and adding user data like comments and observations.

A Note on Git Repos

Note two git repos one for backend, one for frontend. Front-end is linked in the URL but both given here:


Tech Used

Groovy, Grails, Gradle, Docker, Unity, ARCore, MapBox, Yandex

Data Story

Several example applications provide users access to information using location and visual markers. When combined with the translation feature this provides a powerful story about how data can support Australia's multi-cultural society.

In create mode GoGoViz doesn't just tell a story it allows users to create and share their own stories! Watch the video to find out more!

There are a number of data sources used in GoGoViz. The Backend exposes REST APIs for searching the National BOM observation data and VIC Free WIFI Point data. The FrontEnd directly access Ballarat Council data like BBQ data. Other data sets have excerpts embedded in the front end but are not exposed via backend, examples include Interest and Engagement with Science dataset and Central Highlands Art Atlas.

A full set of datasets with links, etc, is available in the GovHack portal.

Evidence of Work


Team DataSets

Victorian War Heritage Inventory

Description of Use Used for war heritage data provided to AR visualiser.

Data Set

Central Highlands Arts Atlas

Description of Use Details on various art/heritage locations in Ballarat.

Data Set

Rainfall and temperature forecast and observations - verification 2016-05 to 2017-04

Description of Use Use to show photographs such as property locations or historic photograph with weather overlaid based on real observed data.

Data Set

Ballarat BBQ's

Description of Use Used to allow community members to find barbeques!

Data Set

Popular Baby Names 2017

Description of Use To support GoGoViz visualisations that are a little more on the fun side.

Data Set

VicFreeWiFi Access Point locations

Description of Use To support GoGoViz users with finding a affordable and fast way to access the internet in order to access the rich visualisations possible on the platform.

Data Set

Australians' Interest and Engagement with Science

Description of Use One of the "many" data sets that drive GoGoViz's ability to create and share contextualised data visualisations.

Data Set

National Drugs Strategy Household Survey

Description of Use The data source can be leveraged by users of the GoGoViz platform to create their own visualisations and share their own thoughts and stories.

Data Set

Challenge Entries

Work Life Made Easy

How can we make work life easier for employers and their workforces – now, and into the future?

Go to Challenge | 27 teams have entered this challenge.

Working Together

How can open government data to improve responsers' situational understanding and ability to plan their response, and share their information between agencies? How can sharing information between agencies be improved by different information presentation, allowing more informed decisions during domestic emergencies or national security events?

Go to Challenge | 20 teams have entered this challenge.

Bounty: Making open data more open.

How can open data be presented on search.data.gov.au to make it easier and friendlier to use? Does this mean making it more similar to using standard search engines, like Google, or something else entirely?

Go to Challenge | 34 teams have entered this challenge.

Ballarat Open Innovation Challenge

Innovation comes through freedom and autonomy. How can we combine world data with Ballarat data to make something more?

Go to Challenge | 5 teams have entered this challenge.

Australians' stories

What meaningful ways can we tell the story about what it's like to be an Australian, and in what ways some Australians live very different lives than others? How can we make people more aware of the issues facing themselves and others as they go through life?

Go to Challenge | 34 teams have entered this challenge.

Telling Stories with Data(.Vic)

Accessing any of the datasets on data.vic, this challenge asks participants to extract and tell stories from data. Alternatively how might we facilitate citizens’ own inquiries and investigations via the Victorian Government Open Data Portal?

Go to Challenge | 21 teams have entered this challenge.

Victorian Multicultural Atlas

How can we leverage mobile technology and free Wi-Fi to present point of interest data alongside immersive information to help citizens from non-English speaking backgrounds navigate their local environments and learn about the rich history of Victorian public spaces?

Go to Challenge | 11 teams have entered this challenge.